Dr. Mark Pinkerton is an Anesthesiologist who completed his Pain Management Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He helped found a Surgery and Pain Center in Nebraska until becoming the Director of Pain at St. John’s Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri. He moved to the Kansas City area with his family in 2011 after the devastating tornado in Joplin. He has practiced pain management since 1996. He enjoys the challenge of treating pain, and helping free patients from opioid medications to sustainable life changes. He believes in promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Dr. Pinkerton loves living in the Kansas City area, partly because it’s close to his first grandson! In his free time he likes to bicycle, hunt, drink coffee, grill and hang out with his large family.